On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 2021

Historical Events

  • Americans Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad go 1-2 in women's 400m hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics; McLaughlin sets WR 51.46s
  • Global known COVID-19 caseload passes 200 million, with the deathtoll at 4.2 million according to Johns Hopkins
  • Largest wildfire in California so far in 2021, the Dixie Fire at 320,000 acres, destroys the gold rush town of Greenville [1]
  • Mediterranean region evolving into a "wildfire hotspot" according to authorities, amidst extreme temperatures with Greece experiencing one of its worst heatwaves in 40 years [1]

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Rihanna named the world's wealthiest female musician worth $1.7 billion by Forbes [1]

Singer Rihanna

Famous Deaths

  • Graham McRae, New Zealand auto racer (Tasman Formula 5000 Series 1971, 72, 73; L&M Continental 5000 C'ship 1972), dies at 81
  • J.R. Richard, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1980; NL ERA leader 1979; NL strikeout leader 1978, 79; Houston Astros), dies at 71 [1]
2021 Highlights

About August 4, 2021

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo